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LIVESTOCK-CME cattle futures end higher in short-covering bounce; hogs extend slide

Jan 11 2022

CHICAGO, Jan 11 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday, on a technical bounce a day after falling to three-week lows, with optimism about a slight improvement in the U.S. slaughter pace lending support, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-CME live cattle futures up 23% in 2021, lean hogs up 16%

Dec 31 2021

CHICAGO, Dec 31 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle and lean hog futures declined Friday on profit-taking but both markets recorded yearly advances, with hogs up nearly 16% for 2021 and live cattle up 23%, the biggest rise since 2014.

Moisture seen critical for wheat blasted by U.S. Plains dust storm

Dec 20 2021

CHICAGO Hurricane-force winds that raked the U.S. Plains belt last week appeared to cause varying degrees of damage to a winter wheat crop that was already struggling with dry conditions, Kansas crop observers said.

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures end mixed ahead of USDA data; cattle close lower

Dec 17 2021

CHICAGO, Dec 17 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed mixed on Friday, with the front February contract gaining against deferred months as traders squared positions ahead of a quarterly U.S. government hog report due next week, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures rise on firm cash markets, higher pork prices

Dec 16 2021

CHICAGO, Dec 16 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rose in thin trade on Thursday to halt a three-session slide, buoyed by firming cash hog markets and higher wholesale pork prices, analysts said.

GRAINS-Soybeans hit 3-week top as soyoil climbs; wheat, corn end higher

Dec 16 2021

CHICAGO, Dec 16 U.S. soybean futures touched a three-week top on Thursday as soyoil futures rose 2% and hit their highest in a week on signs of tightening U.S. vegetable oil supplies and fresh export demand, traders said.

Warm, dry conditions threaten U.S. Plains winter wheat belt

Dec 16 2021

CHICAGO Dry and unseasonably warm weather is threatening yield prospects for winter wheat in the U.S. Plains bread basket, crop and weather experts said, as global supplies of milling wheat are tightening.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle and hog futures decline on worries about beef, pork exports

Dec 15 2021

CHICAGO, Dec 15 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell more than 1% on Wednesday on technical selling, softer cash cattle markets this week and worries about export demand for U.S. beef, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle futures sag on weaker cash markets; hogs decline

Dec 14 2021

CHICAGO, Dec 14 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures ended modestly lower on Tuesday on profit-taking after a two-session advance, softer cash cattle prices and weaker wholesale beef prices, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle higher in technical bounce from 3-week low; hogs ease

Dec 13 2021

CHICAGO, Dec 13 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Monday, bouncing off a three-week low on technical buying, analysts said.

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'Bloody Sunday' still scars Northern Ireland 50 years on

Five decades after British soldiers killed 13 unarmed Catholic civil rights marchers on one of the defining days of the Northern Ireland conflict, relatives are still searching for the justice they believe is needed for a scarred society to heal.